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UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 9, 2019, 8:19 p.m.

Storm kills Syrian girl in Lebanon, causes widespread damage

A storm packing snow and rain that has battered Lebanon for five days left an 8-year-old Syrian girl dead, flooded neighborhoods and paralyzed major mountain roads.


Teens were throwing eggs at cars, Houston police say. Now a mother of 2 is dead.

Teenagers throwing eggs at cars led to a deadly car accident in Houston.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 18, 2018, 7:39 p.m.

Explosion at Idaho hazardous waste site kills 1, injures 3

An explosion Saturday morning at the U.S. Ecology waste facility near Grand View killed one person and injured at least three others.


UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 15, 2018, 10:09 p.m.

Fire death toll now reaches 63 and counting in Northern California

Cool weather helped fire crews gain ground Thursday against the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, as the search went on for more bodies. At least 56 people were killed …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 25, 2018, 7:35 p.m.

Super Typhoon Yutu crumbles homes, kills 1 in Northern Mariana Islands

The strongest storm to hit any part of the United States this year crumbled concrete houses, smashed cars and killed at least one person in the Northern Mariana Islands, shocking …


One dead, 3 injured in Washington state nightclub shooting

One person was killed and three others were injured after a shooting early Sunday at a nightclub in Lakewood, police said Sunday.


Arizona state trooper fatally shot in highway confrontation

A rookie state trooper still in training was fatally shot and a second trooper was wounded in a fight with a suspect who took one of the trooper’s guns in …


UPDATED: Mon., July 23, 2018, 8:36 a.m.

Police ID officer killed in car chase in Washington state

A Kent police officer was killed when he was struck by another officer during a chase early Sunday, police and the Washington State Patrol said. Late Sunday, the department identified …


UPDATED: Sun., July 22, 2018, 1:37 p.m.

Kent police officer killed, another critically hurt during early morning pursuit

A Kent police officer was killed when he was struck by another officer during a chase early Sunday, police and the Washington State Patrol said.


UPDATED: Sun., July 22, 2018, 11:35 a.m.

Gunman in LA supermarket standoff arrested for murder

A gunman who got into a deadly shootout with police, then took dozens of people hostage at a Los Angeles supermarket has been arrested on suspicion of murder, authorities said …


Hiker who died after 90-foot fall Saturday near Mount Baker identified

Authorities say a 20-year-old Washington state man was killed over the weekend when he fell off a historic fire lookout near Mount Baker.


UPDATED: Sun., July 15, 2018, 3:38 p.m.

Man killed by Chicago police ran away, reached for waist

A man killed by Chicago police had a gun in a holster at his hip and was shot multiple times as he ran away, spun around and reached toward his …


UPDATED: Wed., July 11, 2018, 7:59 p.m.

Firefighter killed in gas explosion, fire near Madison

A massive natural gas explosion killed a firefighter and leveled portions of a city block in a southern Wisconsin community, including a bar the firefighter owned, authorities said Wednesday.


Trucker dies in fiery collision on I-84 in southern Idaho

One trucker died and another was seriously injured when their tractor-trailers collided and exploded in an Interstate 84 construction zone near this town east of Twin Falls on Tuesday morning.


A speeding ambulance. Asking how a toddler died. 2 boys recall Boise’s mass stabbing

Shortly before 9 p.m., an attacker ran through a child’s birthday party at the Boise apartment complex just off State Street, stabbing six children and three adults. Part of the …


UPDATED: Sun., July 1, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Longtime Iowa sportscaster killed as rain swamps Des Moines

A longtime Iowa sportscaster has died in flash flooding in Des Moines amid heavy rain that forced the evacuation of some homes and businesses in one suburb.


California firefighter killed in retirement home shooting

A resident of a retirement home in Southern California opened fire on firefighters responding to a report of an explosion in the building, killing a veteran fire captain and wounding …


Helicopter crashes into Wisconsin river, killing 1 man

A helicopter hit power lines and plunged into the Fox River in eastern Wisconsin Saturday, killing one man.


UPDATED: Sat., May 26, 2018, 7:06 p.m.

Motorcyclist dead after crash in Lincoln County

A Post Falls man was killed after crashing his motorcycle into a guardrail in Lincoln County. Larry Everett Merriman, 75, was riding north on State Highway 21 when he entered …


UPDATED: Tue., March 20, 2018, 7:13 p.m.

Can self-driving cars withstand first fatality?

The deadly collision between an Uber autonomous vehicle and a pedestrian near Phoenix is bringing calls for tougher self-driving regulations, but advocates for a hands-off approach say big changes aren’t …


Avalanche near Easton buries snowmobilers, killing 1

An avalanche has killed a 32-year-old Seattle-area man who was snowmobiling with four friends in the Central Cascades.


Turkish shelling near hospital in northern Syria kills 1

Shells hit the center of a Syrian Kurdish enclave on Tuesday where Turkey is carrying out an offensive, landing near the area’s only hospital and killing one person, the hospital …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 8, 2018, 9:54 p.m.

One dead, 3 wounded after stabbing at Texas church service

One man has died after he and three others were stabbed during a church service at a private home in Texas, police said Thursday.


Montana man dies in ice climbing accident at Cataract Falls

A Montana man has died while ice climbing in Helena-Lewis and Clark National Forest.


UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 4:34 p.m.

Man in custody after 1 found dead in burning Fort Hall home

Authorities in eastern Idaho have taken a man into custody after a body was found in a house fire on the Fort Hall Indian Reservation.


1 dead, 1 critical after paddleboat capsizes in Puget Sound

The Coast Guard says one man has died and another woman is in critical condition after their paddleboat capsized in Puget Sound just south of Seattle.


Teen near Portland dies of gunshot wound

Police in the Portland suburb of Sherwood say a teen boy has died of a gunshot wound and investigators believe he may have been playing a game of Russian roulette.


Lewiston man killed in U.S. 195 crash

A 20-year-old man is dead following a two-vehicle collision Friday afternoon on U.S. Highway 195, two miles south of Pullman.


Firefighter fatality reported at huge California wildfire

A firefighter died Thursday while working a colossal wildfire burning in coastal mountains northwest of Los Angeles that has become the fourth largest in California history.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 3, 2017, 10:13 a.m.

Car plows into crowd in New York, killing one and injuring several, police say

New York police are looking for a driver who fled after striking several people, killing one and seriously injuring another, on Sunday morning.